An action group representative has outlined the possible implications of the councillor vote in June about the orbital road proposal.
Sanctuary Springs-Greenmeadows Action Group Committee member Phil Lloyd addressed Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's May meeting.
He spoke about scenarios of discontinuing the current proposal or proceeding to a business case, then an environmental impact study, then revocation of the Lake Innes Nature Reserve, then gazettal of the route.
Mr Lloyd said the commonality among all these scenarios was the orbital road, as was currently proposed, had next to no chance of ever being built.
He said they trusted that councillors make an informed and pragmatic decision to abandon this current "highly flawed" orbital road proposal, and in doing so, support the numerous affected residents who have had their lives turned upside down by this process.
The proposed orbital road consists of the collective east-west link (Ocean Drive to Oxley Highway), the north-south link (Oxley Highway to Boundary Street) and the flood-free primary airport access road.
There are about 470 properties within the orbital road investigation corridor.
A final route has yet to be determined.
The council has gathered community feedback with a report on the orbital road proposal to go before the June council meeting.
Council's general manager Craig Swift-McNair said the June report would detail all the engagement to date.
He said the decision point in June would be about taking into account all that information and whether or not the council moved forward with a strategic business case.
Mr Swift-McNair said if the council decided to go to a strategic business case, that was not just around this one route necessarily.
A strategic business case would include alternate routes, as well as cost-benefit analysis, and the social and environmental costs and benefits.
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